• DataArt’s iOS 7 Beta Review

    28 August 2013
    By Dmitry Yakovlev, VP of Engineering

    Being at the top imposes a big responsibility on what you produce. Having a leading role on the market, forming trends and even technology fashion, when others try to copy your achievements (and very rarely – outstrip you in some areas), you need to be ready to be critically appraised from head to toe. Apple is a shining example of this. That’s what we all love about their development.

    We are proud to share DataArt’s expert opinions about the iOS 7 platform beta which was publicized by Wired in their What Does iOS 7 Mean For You? Developers Speak Out byline article. Certainly, our point of view does not pretend to be an ultimate truth but we hope you’ll agree with some of the statements. Enjoy!

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  • Latest Audio Steganography Techniques on Practice

    23 August 2013
    By Gleb Nitsman, Senior Project Manager

    Improvements in processor performance of desktop PCs and handheld devices has driven technology to melt chunks of digital information into media streams (an audio file, a TV, radio, Internet broadcast, or an authorized digital content distribution network). The physical principles and mathematics for such techniques were developed long ago; the technical progress is the trigger of making audio steganography a reality. What was considered a ‘spy’ or a secret lab technology ten years ago, is now available to public as a turnkey-quality SDK, or a ready app. This will create more demand and new fields of application.

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  • Automated Porting Android Apps to Blackberry

    15 August 2013
    By Denis Dubina, Mobile Application Developer

    While building an Android application, you can kill two birds with one stone by generating both Android apk files a BlackBerry 10 bundle at the same time. What technology allows this? How can a developer start the process automatically? What audience can you reach by doing this? The answers are in this brief post.

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  • It’s seems to be an undeniable truth – an employer should organize decent working conditions with a simple workflow and a comfort environment for each employee. At least, not every company is ready to go beyond installing MS Office and allowing Penguin or Skype on the local network. Managers of these companies (to which you do not belong, as you’re already reading this post) do not imagine that an organized virtual space for business tasks, with a friendly UI, a multiplicity of storage locations, dashboards and calendars, can raise productivity to a new level.

    DataArt engineers make use of many SharePoint 2013 features and apply the new knowledge to their projects. As feedback showed, some features are more demanded and popular among users and we consider such features as SharePoint’s strong points.

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  • Even the most progressive professional software companies warn their clients about possible defects in software products that would need some testing and fixing. The main requirements for the testing processes are they should save time and money, and should be clear and transparent for the customer. That’s the reason why automated software testing presents itself as the most reliable and effective way of holding all software systems under 24-hour control.

    Why should customers prefer automated testing over manual software testing, which has been proven effective over the years? Why should customers rely on machines without souls and brains? Well, for the same reason machines secure houses, build minivans, and record your favorite TV-program, when you are not able to watch it. They perform everything you tell them and never sleep.

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  • A while ago, we at DataArt considered buying a modern eye-tracking device to better assess usability of the user interfaces we built for our clients. After reviewing a variety of devices and testing one of them we decided to build a custom eye tracking device, as we were driven by engineering interest and the desire to minimize the costs of purchasing such a device.

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  • Coding in Java: Keep it Simple

    17 July 2013
    By Denis Tsyplakov, Delivery Manager

    The recent technological leap we can observe doesn’t look extraordinary to us. It began about 50 years ago, and each decade the speed increases. We have become used to complex technologies, compound gears, and multi-step solutions. Nevertheless, one of the drivers of progress is the simplification of existing processes, because it leads to one of the major business benefits – costs reduction.

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  • As an IT company with 16-years’ experience, thousands of completed projects, and hundreds of clients all over the world, DataArt has a vivid professional and corporate history. Data Visualization competence center developed a visual timeline for the corporate website with key events from the company’s evolution highlighted.

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  • In the middle of June, DataArt announced the start of a partnership with the creator of MongoDB, 10gen. Within this collaboration DataArt developed a new visualization demo app, a risk reporting suite for Open Protocol Enabling Risk Aggregation (OPERA) that allows investors to integrate data sources, aggregate investment exposures, and proactively manage risks. The prototype was presented at SIFMA Tech in New York. In this blog post I’m going to reveal some data visualization details of the app.

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  • As a multinational company with offices in five countries and about 1,000 employees, DataArt has a wide range of specialists across multiple technologies. Hundreds of projects are in development at any given time. But when the time for a new project comes we need free up specialized and qualified developers to work on it in order to meet the requirements quickly and effectively.

    The “Bench” is our special feature, when specialists are placed ready to take up new projects immediately. This bench is always maintained at a suitable level.

    I want to present to you this staffing system with an example how all the information for resource managers is visualized.

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